[ hil ]
/ hɪl /
a natural elevation of the earth's surface, smaller than a mountain.
an incline, especially in a road: This old jalopy won't make it up the next hill.
an artificial heap, pile, or mound: a hill made by ants.
a small mound of earth raised about a cultivated plant or a cluster of such plants.
verb (used with object)
to surround with hills: to hill potatoes.
to form into a hill or heap.
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- to break out of prison.
- to absent oneself without leave from one's military unit.
- to leave suddenly or mysteriously: Rumor has it that her husband has gone over the hill.
- relatively advanced in age.
- past one's prime.
go over the hill, Slang.
over the hill,
Origin of hill
SYNONYMS FOR hill
Related formshill·er, nounun·der·hill, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for go over the hill (1 of 2)
/ (hɪl) /
- a conspicuous and often rounded natural elevation of the earth's surface, less high or craggy than a mountain
- (in combination)a hillside; a hilltop
- a heap or mound made by a person or animal
- (in combination)a dunghill
an incline; slope
over the hill
- informal beyond one's prime
- military slang absent without leave or deserting
up hill and down dale strenuously and persistently
to form into a hill or mound
to cover or surround with a mound or heap of earth
See also hills
Derived Formshiller, nounhilly, adjective
Word Origin for hill
Old English hyll; related to Old Frisian holla head, Latin collis hill, Low German hull hill
British Dictionary definitions for go over the hill (2 of 2)
/ (hɪl) /
Archibald Vivian. 1886–1977, British biochemist, noted for his research into heat loss in muscle contraction: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1922)
Damon Graham Devereux, son of Graham Hill. born 1960, British motor-racing driver; Formula One world champion (1996)
David Octavius 1802–70, Scottish painter and portrait photographer, noted esp for his collaboration with the chemist Robert Adamson (1821–48)
Sir Geoffrey (William). born 1932, British poet: his books include King Log (1968), Mercian Hymns (1971), The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy (1983), and The Orchards of Syon (2002)
Graham. 1929–75, British motor-racing driver: world champion (1962, 1968)
Octavia. 1838–1912, British housing reformer; a founder of the National Trust
Sir Rowland. 1795–1879, British originator of the penny postage
Susan (Elizabeth). born 1942, British novelist and writer of short stories: her books include I'm the King of the Castle (1970) The Woman in Black (1983), and Felix Derby (2002)
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Medicine definitions for go over the hill
Archibald Vivian 1886-1977
[ hĭl ]
British physiologist. He shared a 1922 Nobel Prize for his investigation of heat production in muscles and nerves.
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Idioms and Phrases with go over the hill
see downhill all the way; go downhill; head for (the hills); make a mountain out of a molehill; not worth a dime (hill of beans); old as Adam (the hills); over the hill.
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